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Azerbaijan responds to international scrutiny

Azerbaijan’s record on arbitrary detention is being scrutinised by the United Nations, as cases of arbitrary detention continue in the country. 14 Sep 2017 »

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Director of news agency detained

Mehman Aliyev, the director of Azerbaijani independent news agency Turan has been given 3 months pretrial detention and is facing charges for illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion, and abuse of power. HRHF calls for his immediate and unconditional release. 25 Aug 2017 »

Image: Azerbaijan: Crushing all independent media

Azerbaijan: Crushing all independent media

Azerbaijan has taken another step in its crackdown on independent media, launching a criminal case against media outlet the Turan Information Agency on charges of tax evasion. 17 Aug 2017 »

Image: Persecution of journalists continues in Azerbaijan

Persecution of journalists continues in Azerbaijan

In the latest case of the Azerbaijani authorities targeting journalists and independent media, Faig Amirli, Financial Director of Azadliq (Freedom) newspaper, has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison on charges of inciting religious hatred and tax evasion. 27 Jul 2017 »

Image: Azerbaijan’s repression spreads to Georgia

Azerbaijan’s repression spreads to Georgia

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli suddenly went missing in Tbilisi, Georgia, on the night of 29 May, leaving his relatives and colleagues without news until the next day, when he was able to contact his lawyer from the State Border Service İnvestigation Unit in Azerbaijan. 19 Jun 2017 »

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